Students enrolled 600
School leader M. Keith Ingram

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2755 E Cherokee Dr
Canton, GA 30115

(770) 345-6841
(770) 345-2689
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4 stars
Based on 16 ratings

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October 24, 2013
The teachers and administration are very involved and care for each child that attends school. Parent teacher communication is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
We feel at home here at Hickory Flat. We made the mistake of leaving to try another avenue and we came back. It just feels like we belong here. The teachers are wonderful and most have a great rapore with the kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2012
My child is in Kindergarten at HFES and he loves it! His teacher is fantastic and I believe that she genuinely cares about the children in her class and wants them to succeed. My child looks forward to going to school and learning something new each day. The principal is hands-on, he's in the hallway to greet students in the morning and calling out names of riders with his blow horn in the pick-up line after school. My child was scheduled to attend another school in our district, I elected to transfer my child to HFES instead, for this reason my child isn't able to ride the bus to/from school but that's ok with me. I know it's early in the school year yet; however, my husband and I are most pleased with our decision to transfer. We hope the next six years are just as wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
Horrible experience with bullying that is not addressed. Parapro's for kindergarten should be fired based on my personal observations of their treatment of the children. After school program is run by high school kids "monitoring" the children.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2010
HFES is just fantastic. I can not say enough about the teachers that my child has had. Each one has been very open to meetings and input I may have. Homework loads can be heavy at times, but what homework she has is made to be fun and she has a blast with the projects. The school really maintains the latest in technology. I leave my child there knowing if anything comes up Ms. Rene in the front office is on top of getting me. My daughters only complaint (and I have heard it thru other parents) is that the two male "principles" tend to yell, and yell loudly at students.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
HFES is a great school if you are lucky enough to have a child that falls into the average or above average category. I have a child with ADHD and have had to jump through hoops in order to get the help that my child needs and still haven't been completely satisfied with the results from the administrative staff or the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
HFES has the most caring teachers that truly understand and work with each child so that they can reach their fullest potential.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2010
We have been very pleased with HFES and the involvement of the teachers and especially our principal; Dr. Keith Ingram. My daughter is in the 1st grade and she loves the school as much as we do. We know a lot of families in this area with children who also attend Hickory Flat Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle and Sequoyah High and everyone loves the schools in this district. I've even spoken with young adults who have graduated from Sequoyah and told me themselves what a great school district this is. The Hickory Flat area as well as the schools are top notch and I would highly recommend this area. This is a fun, family oriented, simple life community. We all do our share to keep it this way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
This is our first year , we think it is a very good school , we are looking for the best .

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2007
I was visiting with a friend during the end of the school year in May of 2007 and what I witnessed was quite amazing. Like most end of the year activities at any given elementary school things can get quite hectic with 1200 plus students excited about summer. However, the school faculty during this time was calm, cool and collected. I saw Dr. Brooks especially displaying genuine concern for her students. I even saw a few tears shed from some teachers when the last buses pulled away for the last time. I would highly recommend this elementary school to anyone moving to the Canton area.

- submitted by a community member
May 31, 2007
HFES is a good school with an opportunity for children to advance their skills academically and socially. The teachers are always willing to talk with parents - either in person, through notes, e-mail or phone calls, and will work with parents to make sure their students are thriving. While the school's population has been increasing over the years, the teachers and administration still manage to make sure that the children are valued as individuals, not as numbers or groups. Each teacher that has taught my children has been able, and willing, to adapt lesson plans to ensure that the girls are challenged and to motivate them to continue to reach new heights. Parental involvement is great!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
I have had 4 of my 5 children in this school since 1998 to present. While some years are better than others, overall I am very pleased with hickory flat. It is a very sought after school in an area that is exploding in residential development. Starting with the school year 2007-2008, approx. 30% Of the students are going to a new school so perhaps the class sizes will decrease. Teachers are highly skilled, friendly, caring and communicative. The administration does an excellent job of keeping the school safe, clean and fun. Pta/parent involvement is excellent. There is still a small town feel to the school although student population has grown substantially. The school is a happy place and had many fun activities throughout the year: fall festival, field day, etc. I have 3 children in hickory flat at present and they enjoy school and their teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
The students need to be challenged, my kids never have homework and they are Honor Roll kids, I don't understand how? Maybe is to easy. Classrooms are to crowded, and the most important, very insecure for the kids, easy to go in and out, it's to open, even the playgrounds. Extracurricular activities should include foreign languages, such as Spanish, Mandarin or French to prepare the kids for the real future! Very bad look with trailer, having lots of land to build.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2006
Since we relocated here in 2003, our experience has been exceptional! Overall parental involvement is excellent. Teacher involvement is extraordinary. We still have a relationship wilth every single one of my child's teachers -- two of them regularly attend his(and other students') football and basketball games! These teachers truly care about their students. Even his kindergarten teacher called earlier in the school year just to

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2006
Teachers are IMO overwhelmed. As a parent, I'm constantly having to ask about availability of tutoring programs for my kids and have yet to see them placed in the programs. Very disappointed with the lack of urgency. As for parent involvement, there is very little in my kids classes. It's like pulling teeth to try and get the majority of the parents to participate inside the classroom. It would be nice if the school did some upgrading and built more classrooms so they could get rid of the trailors. It would also be nice if the headcount in each class was a bit smaller so the kids could get more one on one attention.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2005
Parent school communication here has been very strong in our experience. My kids changed mid-year and they were excellent about making a smooth transition.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
This school has incredible parental involvement and high calibre teachers. The school has grown, but still maintains its small town charm. Along with high standards of academics, they have a variety of cultural arts programs, computer labs and accomplished music,art and phys ed. depts.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2004
Very old school, small classes w/ to many kids. Teachers & staff are overwhelmed w/ just trying to keep up with the growth, let alone trying to help kids advance. Very small town thinking and it is no longer a small town, real problem with all of the bullie's. School should have a zero tolerance rule. Principal & vice principal do not seem very interested in parents concern of bullies pushing around other kids. After 4 years of this, nothing has changed.

- submitted by a parent
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Hickory Flat Elementary School
2755 E Cherokee Dr, Canton, GA  30115
(770) 345-6841
Last modified Hickory Flat Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hickory Flat Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top